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From Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less, Authors Mollie Katzen and Walter Willett, M.D. All fruits and vegetables are good for you but no one of either contain everything thing you need for good health.

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Article courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor Will an apple a day keep the doctor away? It appears there may be a lot of merit to this statement. The health benefits of eating a daily apple have been known for a long time but mainly because it is a fresh, fibrous fruit. In the […]

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Sea Grapes

Contributed by Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor Prolific, environmentally sound and good to eat! Sea Grapes, or Coccoloba uvifera, is a flowering plant in the buckwheat family. It is native to coastal beaches throughout America and the Caribbean. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree reaching 7-26 feet. Sea Grapes are very salt tolerant, […]

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Tropical Indulgence and Antioxidant-Rich Contributed by Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor Nutrition Factoids: Most adults need about 2 cups of fruit each day.  One half cup of fresh fruit is considered one serving.  When sliced, a fresh mango yields about 2 servings, or 1 cup and about 110 calories.  Mangoes are a good source of […]

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Olive Oil

This article courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., FACOG, Nutritional Editor Nutrition Factoids: Olive oil is a complex compound made up of fatty acids, vitamins, microscopic bits of olive and other water soluble components. Its primary fatty acids are oleic and linoleic acid. Oleic acid is monounsaturated and makes up approximately 55-85% of olive oil. Linoleic […]

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Olive Oil – Rosselli Del Turco

Introduction by Chef Bren Ankrum –Culinary Editor A few years ago my wife, Donna, and I had the pleasure of visiting Italy, specifically the Chianti area of Tuscany near Florence or Firenze as it is called in Italian. We stayed in a wonderful two story house situated at the edge of a family vineyard. We […]

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Posted by Donna Hargrove, D.O., FACOG – Nutritional Editor Nutrition Factoids Is coffee the biggest vice or best health advice?  Few food substances have been studied more than coffee. Since Americans consume so much of it, the latest research regarding it’s affects on your health is helpful to know. But before we take a look […]

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Coconut Oil

Good or Bad? Coconut oil has been used as a cooking oil for thousands of years. Then came the anti-saturated fat campaigns and the introduction of polyunsaturated fats, mainly canola, soybean, corn plus their partially hydrogenated counterparts which equals trans fats. A diet high in saturated fats has been causally linked to high cholesterol, heart […]

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ADD IT OFTEN TO YOUR REGULAR CHOICE OF FOODS Avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including 4% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for vitamin E, 4% vitamin C, 8% folate, 4% fiber, 2% iron, 4% potassium, with 81 micrograms of lutein and 19 micrograms of beta-carotene.

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